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gabriel_ameen
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virus problem

Postby gabriel_ameen » Sat Sep 03, 2005 8:35 pm

guys
i just installed windows 2000 advanced server on my computer. whenever i connect to the internet a window with a message appears that my windows registry is corrupted and shows me different urls at different times. i think it is a virus or a worm. what should i do?

usamahashimi

Postby usamahashimi » Sat Sep 03, 2005 8:55 pm

Install Linux and forget virsuses, worms, trojans everything.

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Postby jargon » Sat Sep 03, 2005 9:01 pm

usamahashimi wrote:Install Linux and forget virsuses, worms, trojans everything.


you can't say these things don't exist under linux, it's just a lot more rare.

gabriel_ameen: try the most obvious thing, get a virus scanner and scan your files.
go to symantec's sarc site and use their tools.
jargon

Anjum Butt
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Postby Anjum Butt » Sun Sep 04, 2005 6:19 pm

Nah, its just a Net messaging spammer.
All you need to do is shutdown the messenger service. ( I'm not talking about MSN messenger )
More will follow :)

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DivineLight
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Postby DivineLight » Sun Sep 04, 2005 7:53 pm

Yes sometimes the window's messaging service is used to spam users.

To disable it start a command prompt and type "net stop messenger" and then hit enter.
Hope this helps.

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salam

Postby AsadRasheed » Mon Sep 05, 2005 12:21 pm

Dear gabriel_ameen,

Download zone alarm free version, it surely helps you.

Regards,
M Asad Rasheed
registered linux user #394856
http://www.bsdpakistan.org

DivineLight
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Postby DivineLight » Mon Sep 05, 2005 2:13 pm

Good one AsadRasheed. A firewall is must these days. I forgot ot turn up my ZoneAlarm Pro befor connecting and my Antivirus bugged me in 5mins since I connected my net.

The case is even worse if you use the M$ IE, others such as FireFox are better secured.

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Postby asaddotcom » Mon Sep 05, 2005 5:37 pm

Use Symantec Antivirus Corporate Edition, or use Spyware Doctor its a registry cleanup scanner... I hope this may help you.
Thanking You...

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DivineLight
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Postby DivineLight » Tue Sep 06, 2005 6:14 am

Here is a list of what I use and recommend:

Antivirus Software: Kaspersky Pro 5
FireWall: ZoneAlarm Pro
Anit-Spyware: Spybot Search and Destroy

Just google a bit and you'll fine the links. (in case you are wondering)

makhan
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a nice antivirus software (free to use for personal PCs)

Postby makhan » Sun Dec 04, 2005 1:28 pm

Asslam o alykum WRB

Following is nice antivirus software for Windows 98/Me and XP
(XP&2000&NT) Linux/OpenBSD/FreeBSD/Solaris. It is free to use for
personal PCs.

AntiVir® PersonalEdition Classic
http://www.free-av.com/

Brothers it is always better not to use pirated softwares.

jazakAllah
~* Islam is the most rightest path *~

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Postby saquib_javed » Fri Dec 09, 2005 9:33 am

Yeah free-av is nice.

I m using free-av since ... em i dont even remember :?
Use Linux and feel Free.
OR
Feel free to use Linux. ;)


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